Imagine that you are inside your favorite mobile phone retail store. The air conditioning blows cool on the back of your neck; you tap your foot to the Foster the People tune playing softly on the loudspeaker. In your left hand, you hold the smartphone you’ve been eyeing for months — you know, the one from the TV commercials, with the funny celebrity.
Committed to the purchase, you step up to the register to pay for your new phone. But looking up, instead of an AT&T or Verizon salesperson behind the counter, you see me, in a fancy tuxedo, shouting some truth in your face: "Don’t do it! Don’t buy that smartphone! It’s going to be obsolete in three months!"
Allow me to grab control of the PA:
ATTENTION, SHOPPERS: Three of the most popular, most heavily advertised smartphones on sale right now — the iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900 and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx — are teetering on technological extinction. In the coming months, we’ll see next-generation releases that will make you wish you had waited to buy, with features that won’t be coming to older models.